Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Event Examines How Technology Can Advance Equitable Recruiting and Hiring

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Event Examines How Technology Can Advance Equitable Recruiting and Hiring

To explore potential barriers automated technologies present to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Charlotte A. Burrows and U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Director Jenny R. Yang will lead a roundtable event titled “Decoded: Can Technology Advance Equitable Recruiting and Hiring?” on September 13, 2022, according to an EEOC press release.

 The roundtable speakers will identify promising practices for using these automated technologies to recruit and hire diverse workers in an equitable, inclusive, and accessible manner. The roundtable will be held as part of the agencies’ joint Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE) and the EEOC’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Algorithmic Fairness initiative. The speakers for the event, which will begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time), will include:

The EEOC advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. More information about the EEOC is available at www.eeoc.gov. To register for the roundtable event from the EEOC on September 13, 2022, click here.

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    Thomas Ahearn is a Digital Content Editor at ClearStar, a leading Human Resources (HR) technology company specializing in background, drug, and occupational health screening. He writes about a variety of topics in the background screening industry including "Ban the Box," class action lawsuits, credit reports, criminal records, drug testing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), HR technology, identity theft and fraud, privacy, social media background checks, and workplace violence.

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